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#Road Safety

# road-safety - Yesterday’s News

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# road-safety - Monday 7 August, 2017

'They've more money in their pockets': Alarming rise in young people admitting to drink driving

Sixteen percent of people under the age of 24 say they have driven a car after consuming alcohol.

# road-safety - Friday 4 August, 2017

Drivers caught for minor road offences will now face a drink driving breath test

New research has found that 10% of Irish drivers admitted to drink driving last year.

'It's a real shame': Mrs Doyle road safety signs in Mayo have been stolen

The “Go on go on take a break” campaign aimed to raise awareness around driver fatigue.

# road-safety - Monday 31 July, 2017

Four out of five Irish drivers admit to using electronic devices while driving

The number of Irish drivers who admit sending texts while driving is double that of the UK.

# road-safety - Wednesday 19 July, 2017

Most fatal road collisions happened between 2pm and 4pm this year

Between 1 January and 30 June this year, there have been 72 fatal collisions on Irish roads.

# road-safety - Saturday 24 June, 2017

Elderly pedestrian dies after being struck by car in Mayo

The driver and two passengers were not injured in the collision.

# road-safety - Thursday 15 June, 2017

A third of motorists caught without seatbelts didn't pay their fine last year

Some of the offences related to under-17s passengers.

# road-safety - Monday 29 May, 2017

Irish motorists 'aren't being punished enough for faulty tyres'

Only 853 penalty notices for tyre offences have been issued in the last year.

These areas will have the speed limits on their roads reduced to 30km/hr this week

The expansion will come into effect from midnight on Tuesday 30 May.

# road-safety - Friday 26 May, 2017

Motorists warned about 'greasy roads' as heavy rain forecast for weekend

RSA CEO Moyagh Murdock warned that roads are more slippery when it rains after a dry spell.

# road-safety - Wednesday 10 May, 2017

These four roads are getting a €30m safety upgrade

Shane Ross said the improvements will also reduce journey times.

# road-safety - Tuesday 9 May, 2017

Four out of five child car seats aren't properly fitted

“You could have the best car in the world and best seat in the world but they could not work together.”

# road-safety - Saturday 29 April, 2017

Free coffee and drug warnings as motorists advised to take care this May bank holiday

There were no deaths on the roads during the Easter weekend, and authorities are calling for the same this time around.

# road-safety - Friday 21 April, 2017

Should drink drivers get an automatic ban? Doctors will be debating that today IMO

Should drink drivers get an automatic ban? Doctors will be debating that today

The Irish Medical Organisation’s AGM is happening in Galway.

# road-safety - Friday 14 April, 2017

The State spends millions on road safety campaigns each year - but are they effective?

New figures show the RSA spent €2.6 million across four campaigns.

# road-safety - Monday 3 April, 2017

Almost half of Irish drivers back phone-blocking technology in cars

Many motorists would prefer to block mobile phones in cars rather than see a hike in penalties.

# road-safety - Wednesday 22 March, 2017

Gardaí appeal for witnesses after man dies in car crash

A 39-year-old man died when the car he was driving collided with a pole.

# road-safety - Friday 24 February, 2017

Penalty points for mobile phone use could be increased, Ross says

The Transport Minister said he is also looking at the practicalities of additional tests for older drivers.

# road-safety - Monday 13 February, 2017

Three out of five people think those convicted of drink driving should get automatic ban

The poll was carried out for Claire Byrne Live earlier today.

# road-safety - Saturday 28 January, 2017

Man still in serious condition one month after hit and run

Gardaí have renewed their appeal for information.

# road-safety - Wednesday 25 January, 2017

Gardaí stop driver five times over legal alcohol limit

The person also had no motor tax or NCT.

# road-safety - Tuesday 10 January, 2017

Man in his 70s seriously injured after being struck by car

The crash happened around 10pm last night in Scotstown.

# road-safety - Monday 9 January, 2017

Most people want drink drivers to be publicly named and shamed

Meanwhile, just over half of people want drink driving alcohol limits to remain unchanged.

Driver stopped for not wearing seatbelt - has no licence, insurance, NCT or tax

Their 4x4 was seized and they will appear in court.

# road-safety - Friday 6 January, 2017

Over 150 unaccompanied learner drivers involved in serious or fatal collisions in last five years

Meanwhile, the Road Safety Authority is looking into establishing a public database of disqualified drivers.

# road-safety - Wednesday 4 January, 2017

Shane Ross considering 'naming and shaming' drink drivers like tax defaulters

Meanwhile, a Fine Gael MEP has called for breathalysers to be installed in the cars of repeat offenders.

# road-safety - Tuesday 3 January, 2017

'Very bad year for road safety' sees more deaths and more fatal crashes

Speeding, drink driving, non-seatbelt wearing and using a mobile phones are among the chief causes.

# road-safety - Saturday 31 December, 2016

There have been 25 more deaths on Irish roads so far this year than in 2015

The Road Safety Authority and An Garda Síochana are urging people not to drink and drive this weekend.

# road-safety - Tuesday 27 December, 2016

Driver three times over alcohol limit from drinking the night before

Gardaí say getting behind the wheel after a night of drinking remains a big problem.

# road-safety - Tuesday 20 December, 2016

Gardaí given new powers to test drivers for drugs at roadside

A number of new measures about drug driving, written-off vehicles and uninsured drivers have been given the green light.

# road-safety - Thursday 1 December, 2016

This heartbreaking video should stop drink drivers in their tracks this Christmas

The parents of Ciarán Treacy remember the worst day of their lives – as do all who attended the four-year-old’s tiny body.

# road-safety - Monday 28 November, 2016

Do I need to put winter tyres on my car?

Winter tyres are mandatory in some European countries, but not in Ireland.

# road-safety - Monday 21 November, 2016

Man (30s) killed after car leaves road and overturns

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to the single car collision.

# road-safety - Friday 18 November, 2016

Almost one in five road death victims in 2013 tested positive for illegal drugs

Prescription medication almost as common as alcohol in road deaths, according to RSA report.

Poll: Should penalty points be increased for using a phone while driving? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should penalty points be increased for using a phone while driving?

The RSA says increased penalty points have resulted in changes in the behaviour of drivers.

The 9 at 9: Friday

Here’s everything you need to know as you start your day.

# road-safety - Sunday 13 November, 2016

Father of man killed in car crash: "Please, please slow down"

“Families have had enough heartache.”

# road-safety - Wednesday 2 November, 2016

Driver caught doing 216km/hour in 100km zone N7

Driver caught doing 216km/hour in 100km zone

The driver was arrested and the car seized as it had no insurance.

# road-safety - Saturday 29 October, 2016

Drivers warned of dangers of darker evenings, as clocks go back by an hour tonight

Summertime officially ends at 2am overnight tonight.

# road-safety - Tuesday 25 October, 2016

Eight road deaths in four days: Are garda numbers and the housing crisis making things worse?

The Road Safety Authority is worried about an increasing trend.

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